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you can see here a long time our budget this year's budget. we're very relieved that after several years of pretty dramatic budget cuts our budget is increasing over the next two years. however, it's in capital projects thanks to your leadership and support weer beginning to spend dollars and wrapping a 2008 bonds.
this includes recreation and structure maintenance in the marine. and you see the closure of candle stick park. this is the 49ers last year that's a significant source of revenue for the department. even with the proposed increases it's worth noting we're short. since 08 and 09 we have gone through like all other departments some serious belt-tightening. during the same period we've had the reduction of 40 ftes. including to the budget we've lost the funds. also rec and park needs about
. the rationale to our park system by 25 at the same time over the same 5 year period that the general fund has grown by over 20 percent can you help me understand the rationale for that. those cuts and obviously rec and park has done a good job of generating their own revenue but there's a cost for that. it causes a lot of political attention and puts the department in an awkward positions so it would be great to understand the rationale for that >> supervisor kate howard.
you know, i think every year the balancing the budget is a challenging process and there's a lot of the trade offices particle in budget years when we're fatiguing short faldz. over the last year's we faced very significant budget shortfalls declining revenues from many of our tax sources and from state and federal sources. you know, i think the mayor's office certainly looks to - looks at the whole cities budget and a tries to balance a number of priorities. i think you will see in the current budget there's encouraging support and the budget is growing. the mayor's office strongly supported the horrify i think
the question about you know why does general fund support decline. you know, that's part of the trade-off process that happens here in this chamber and in the mayor's office >> i completely understand. there are many, many priorities that we all share and that it is a matter of balancing the priority. i completely agree with you. but it's rather - this is a rather extreme skwep. and the way i i know the way our
budget process is set up the mayor does have a lot of the cards in terms of the amount of money we're allowed to allocate at the board it's tiny compared to once the mayor presents the budget. so the mayor is in the drives seat when it comes to the budget. last year, i pushed and we were able to get some patrol offers for the board. by in terms of there's limits. i know we've had this discussion are i know i want to note over time this has become an unusual trend. but park system is one of those
fund to the wreaking and park department >> so returning back to the operating initiatives. a significant one we'll talk about later is this budget thanks for the support of mayor's office this has traps for a long. many years ago it was standard that the department had transportation resources to move the kids around to the programming and this has gone away. that will allow the kids from lessor privileged neighborhoods to our facilities. turning to the park maintenance side. some of the enhancements that for which we've gotten support under the mayor's office includes additional apprentices.
it's worth noting that the apprenticeship program is good. we're adding the coordinator for the program which has been discusses we'll add one stationary engineer that will help us to maintain our pools because we'll have staffing for 7 day a week coverage. and then some additional materials and supplies for structural maintenance. currently 33 percent of the department funds this area. and this is a big challenge. our materials and supply has the seeds and small tools and parks.
they fund all the arts materials and music materials and outdoors recreation materials that our program uses. in the structural maintenance yard it funds sheet metal and other items payroll this year our yard ran out of the funds supplies in may. we're dealing with the problem we're short soiltd. so those are some of the challenges. we're happy to see an increase no our funding this year. we're proud to report that the department has intent to reduce our workman's comp we're going to save there. and that's because of a very
focused effort by staff to return people to work more quickly after an injury and we have a safe work practices and we're very focused on workplace safety and training. we've done a good job keeping our overtime costs down. and we're also working with d t to connect park and reeshgs to other projects. we are updating our website and all the government and the wreaking programming and a total massive i couldn't want to allow our staff to identify challenges on smart phones. some of our capital initiatives are very much tide to our 2008
bond. we're proud to cut the rib on at one of our parks lecturer last week. we have our if his phase that includes margaret lake playground. and we do have funding in our general capital support initiatives including reducing the key track. other general fund capital support goes to our effort to continue to invest and make sure our parks are as assessable as they need to be and continue to
update the parks and other playgrounds as well. we're very proud of our work and to make sure we have as much equity as possible. but it gives us a sense of the things we're working on like the scholarship programs. we do print and produce our multiple language program. this is part of our efforts through a gift we're offering a
program in the mission which is working for sf u s ds program in and around the missions to focus on the swim lessons for kids for over a 12 week period of time. the program is successful and the schools have noticed a uptick in attendance. the programming here is important where we're trying to get kids outdoors. and adults are not much better and childhood obesity continues upward. we're starting to offer yoga
classes. and another really key initiative is some of the inclusionary program particle those kids in autism we have a camp and it's staffed to serve children on the autism specimen. the program is really terrific and we're doing a lot of a s l work as well. moving on. through a partnership with the federal government i think this is actually a michelle sponsored program we're providing free lunches in 45 locations around the city. i mentioned the transportation initiative to move children from
low income community to make sure they have access to our special events. we're doing some significant things in the partnership program to provide basketball. and supervisor avalos this is something you mentioned a few years ago. it's one of your investments we need to protect now for the third year after the conclusion of our 11 weeks of family camp we bring up about to 50 teams and we provided those kids a 4 to 5 days of experience. those are kids that are sealed not too scared of violence or
guns but their terrified of the bugs >> i'd like love to see the integration of the 11 week program as well to the camp experience. or more representative of san francisco. >> we're continuing to work on that and our strategy is to more aggressively promote the camp. those who know it love it and those who don't know it don't. i'd like to see a much, much board boarder sector of san francisco to enjoy that. a couple of things on jobs.
it's part of our mission as a local higher we're proud of our 4 hundred and 50 new hires people's 3. we have 4 hundred and 50 youth reasoning with us this summer and another 1 plus working on others programs. we focus on teams where they receive spients. then it's work out noting that over the last 3 years we have had 2 seven hundred full-time and part time people come through our system and have those 2 seven hundred of them were local san franciscan
residents. >> colleagues any questions for the gentleman at this time? >> supervisor breed. >> are we going to talk about the item the item that was called? >> we can do it now or we have two separate presentations. >> okay. good. >> oh, i tell you what mr. rose why don't we go to your budget analyst report. >> mr. chairman and members of the committee. on not on the items >> do you have a report on the items themselves. >> good morning supervisors
katie and i'm going to present on the item that's in front of you this morning. we're here to ask for an amendment. the first, the item repeels two obsolete items and it updates two exciting fees. the one fee for parking on the surface of the music in golden gate park. after the part was built the parking spaces were removed. and there's a fee for field trip reimbursement and to the extent that the city charges for this it's included in day camps or
after school we don't use the fee. the new fee we're proposing is for rental of space at the boat house. i think you know that the puc and san francisco as partnered and the renovation is going to create a space to over look the lake we're going to make that available to the community to so we're proposing fees that we charge on the sunny side place. the first of the two fees that we are proposing to update is the fee schedule for the east side of the marine. we brought the birthably fees
after a month after the approved the fees the staff noted that the fees we submitted for both 25 feet and long-range were incorrect so this corrections the administrative error. the final fee is the expectation of the trees for the botanical garden. this fee has been in place since 2010 and it's currently to sunset. the entry fee is charged only for non-residents it's $7 for adults and $2 for children who are 11 and younger. to put this fee into prospective
the majority of comparable municipal gardens charge an entry fee or a charge for parking. they charge all the residents to into the garden of flowers. in order to maintain the fee the department is requesting to remove the sunset provision from the park code. in the current fiscal year we say that the fees will increase. after we reimburse the botanical garden we'll net approximately $400,000 to support the cost of our garden in the botanical garden. i'm happy to answer any questions and a supervisor breed
. since 1955 the botanical garden society handbags has been an organization to support and enhance the use of both tangible garden and during that period has provided tens of million dollars dollars of assistance to this city including the russel library and funding and developing a master plan for the botanical garden. providing visitor education and
disturbing - and management they additionally provided horticultural programs at the botanical garden and they endo you the city to hire an 11th garden who is dedicated to the maintenance of both tangible garden. all told in the fiscal years 11 and leveling the financial support was over $2.1 million and in addition to that over 36
volunteer hours were provided by the botanical garden society and their divorce. in addition to that direct maintenance and operating the support that the botanical garden provided to the city the board of supervisors accepted an in kind gift of a nursery. it will include an outdoor court and will help us to keep this living museum thriving and successful. the value of that gift is over $14 million and the construction it in january of next year. it's a 10 year agreement with